The troops of the New Model Army were restless as well

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The troops of the New Model Army were restless as well, particularly because the  soldiers had not been paid for some time. A mutiny seemed imminent, and Parliament  sent Cromwell to Essex in May 1647 to bring the army back under Parliament's  command. Although it was Parliament's understanding that Cromwell would offer the  men only partial redress of their grievances, on May seventeen Cromwell and his fellow  officers sent Parliament a startling report which said that they planned to stand united  with the restless troops. The message had immediate repercussions. Many in Parliament accused Cromwell of  secretly fomenting rebellion among the soldiers, and wanted to see the Army disbanded  entirely. On May twenty-five, Parliament issued an order to Cromwell and his officers to  gradually disband the Army, but they refused to obey. Parliament was alarmed and 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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